Surf Season is Here!

We are happy to bring you good news from Bali! Indonesian President Joko Widodo has declared that he expects to fully reopen Bali to foreign tourists by June or July of this year. The president made his statement while visiting Bali last week to check on the progress of the island’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.


Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno echoed the president’s optimism this week, saying that if Bali’s current vaccination rates stay on track, June/July of this year is a realistic time frame to reopen international borders for tourism.


“If people comply with the protocols while testing and vaccination program goes smoothly, I’m sure that our border will be fully reopened in the near future.”

– Sandiaga Uno, Tourism Minister of Indonesia


In the meantime, we continue to process E-Visas for our international guests who continue to arrive on international flights via Jakarta. Contact us for details on how we can arrange your E-Visa to visit us in Bali today. Because you deserve to join us at our Uluwatu cliff front in 2021!


CLICK HERE for your E-Visa to visit Bali.

Surf Season is Here!

The blue skies and clean swells have returned here in Uluwatu. The ocean is smooth, the swell lines are reliably rolling in, and the only sign of the rainy season is the lush forest canopy and green grass on our Uluwatu cliff front. Those friendly light offshore trade winds are back and the swell forecast for the rest of March and into April is looking excellent.


Be among the first to get in on what is looking to be another historically uncrowded surf season here in Uluwatu!

A full house of guests joined us for Nyepi this year. We celebrated the Balinese New Year with peace, serenity and spiritual renewal on the cliffs above Uluwatu.


Our Nyepi guests explored our lush gardens, private beach access and temple tour in our vintage Land Rover (before & after Nyepi), practiced yoga from their cliff front villas beside private pools, or just lay in the hammock with a good book while the trade winds tickled their feet.

Kelly Slater puts on a show in front of USV along with Strider Wasilewski, Rizal Tandjung and Betet Merta.

Koa Smith’s Land Rover Adventure

In addition to Hamilton and Slater, 2020 also saw several of the best in their field come to stay with us at the villas, including Championship Tour surfers Kolohe Andino and Griffin Colapinto, Dutch footballer Marc Klok and award-winning Indonesian actress Raline Shah.


What did they all have in common? They all wanted to go for a spin in our vintage Land Rover Adventure Wagons! But the award for best USV Land Rover Adventure goes to world-class tube hunter and Surfer Poll Award winner Koa Smith. Koa and his friends loaded up our USV Land Rover and hit the road to discover one of the longest (and glassiest) barrels of the 2020 season in Indonesia. See Koa’s full score below…

Nyepi 2021 at Uluwatu Surf Villas

Guests enjoyed delicious and nutritious meals prepared and delivered to their villas from our Mana Uluwatu on-site restaurant, including an authentic Balinese Dinner on Nyepi Night. The evening brought a clear night sky and stellar light show as all light pollution on the island disappeared for this one special night.

Hand Shaped Gerry Lopez Single Fin – Last Chance!

We have a special opportunity for friends and family of USV to acquire one of our hand-shaped and signed single fins by Gerry Lopez We are pleased to offer our LAST of these extremely rare, exclusively-made Lightning Bolt Surfboards. About the board:


“The Pipeline” 7’ 6” – This pintail was developed by Gerry in the early 1970s to negotiate the steep drops of Pipeline. In forest green with dark green rails. This small batch masterpiece is made from original, dead-stock Clark Foam blanks, using Gerry’s original template and rocker – an exact replica of his original shape. Featuring unique opaque green lamination, glassed-on single fin, no leash cup.


This last remaining beauty is on display and available at Mana Uluwatu. Worldwide shipping is available. To reserve, please send us an email:

Kids Swim Lessons at Mana Pool

For our Bali families, join us for weekly FRIDAY Little Fish Swim Class at the Mana Uluwatu Pool 🐠🐠🐠 Students will learn swimming fundamentals, build confidence in the water and have fun in the pool with our internationally certified instructor. Classes are limited to 8 students per class. Healthy snacks, refreshments and towels are provided.⁠ Every FRIDAY, 9am-10am. Drop off is possible for kids above 3 years old.⁠

8 lesson package / IDR 1,400,000⁠
1 drop in lesson / IDR 200,000⁠

To reserve a spot for your little fish or for more details please WhatsApp
+62 817 555 421 or email us at

Visit us in 2021

Make this the year you experience our amazing Uluwatu cliff front. All our villas are now available for long-term stay (3+ nights) specials! Through April 2021, SAVE up to 30% OFF our standard villa rates. The longer you stay, the more you save!


If you’re ready to join us for the luxury surf trip of a lifetime, CLICK HERE for details on how we can arrange your international travel to visit us in Bali.


Sending good vibes from Uluwatu!